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Container Liner Market

Container Liner Market By Material Type (PP ( Polypropylene), PVC ( Polyvinyl Chloride), PE ( Polyethylene), Metallized Film), Product Type (End Fill, Open Top, Top Fill, Wide Access), End Use (Agriculture, Chemical, Building & Construction, Mining) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

Container Liner Market By Material Type (PP ( Polypropylene), PVC ( Polyvinyl Chloride), PE ( Polyethylene), Metallized Film), Product Type (End Fill, Open Top, Top Fill, Wide Access), End Use (Agriculture, Chemical, Building & Construction, Mining) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

Container Liner Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Container Liner Market Snapshot

[200 Pages Report] The container liners market will register positive growth through 2021, with the overall valuation forecast to reach US$ 839 Mn in 2021. FMI projects container liners sales to increase at 4.7% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

Despite stagnant sales amid COVID-19, container liners demand will surge 2021 onwards, albeit gradually. As per FMI analysis, revenue generated in market registered 3% year on year growth in 2021 over 2020. Global consumption is forecast to reach 519,353 tons by the end of 2021. The market has been projected to expand at 4.2% CAGR over the forecast period, in terms of sales volume.

Key Points Covered in Container Liner Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2015-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Container Liners Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2015-2020 Global Container Liner Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

The global container liner market is driven by the rapid expansion of the shipping and logistics industry. FMI has forecast the container liners market to rise at 4.7% CAGR between the years of 2021 and 2031 with a Y-o-Y growth of 4.2% during 2016-2020.

Globally the surge of transportation and related activities have increased the usage of containers as a result of development in seaborne transportation. This factor is driving demand for bulk packaging solutions such as container liners.

Cleaning and making containers ready-to-ship again incurs huge costs. With the use of container liners, shipping companies are eliminating these costs, which is the main factor leading to surging demand.

 As soon as the shipping container is ready to ship again, it increases the operational revenue for the shipping line. Considering this, the usage of cost saving packaging solutions including container liner will continue increasing worldwide.

Transportation of liquids and other minerals that are supposed to be transported in a protective packaging solution are being carried on using container liners, which provides a protective layer between the goods and the container surface.

Overall, the container liners sales will be driven as a cost-effective packaging solution for bulk cargo.

Rise in number of manufacturing industries across the world is increasing international trade of goods from one part of the world to another. Also, the increasing demand for international trade, results in increased use of protective packaging solutions, such as container liners, which are most preferred choice of shippers and manufacturers over the globe.

The increase in demand for goods made in one part of world exported to other parts of the world is also contributing to the growth of container liners in the market.

For example, the chemicals and cattle feed manufactured in India are in high demand in the European countries such as France, Germany and Italy. Cheaper production of some products in developing countries forces some global players to manufacture goods in developing countries and then supply them in all parts of the world.

Manufacturing industries offer a lucrative growth opportunity for the container liner market. Commodities packaged in a container have to go through a lot of rough conditions during transit from one region to another. They also need to withstand temperature fluctuations. By using container liners, which are highly temperature resistant, the cargo is protected from both high and low temperatures while shipping.

What is Encouraging Adoption of Container Liners across Industries?

The re-usability of container liners makes it a best suited bulk packaging option for manufacturers worldwide, while shipping their commodity. Moreover, the bulk material packed in container liners provides an advantage of easy retrieval of commodities from the container.

Container and the container liner are ready for re-use in no time, which saves cost and time of the shipper. The products shipped in container liners are protected from external moisture and humidity present in the air, which are harmful for the chemical and agricultural products shipped in the container.

Manufacturers and shipping partners can promote themselves as sustainable practitioner, by the usage of recyclable material for the transit of bulk cargo from one part of the world to another.

Container liners are used in various industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and minerals. All these industries have wide range of applications for the container liners according to their industry and shipping requirements.

Container liners are available in different sizes depending on the size of shipping containers. For example, they are available in the sizes - 20 feet, 30 feet, and 40 feet in order to cater all types of shipping needs.

The types of container liners available include end fill, which is used for filling whole container, open top container liner which is mainly used for transporting liquids and other chemicals, and top fill and wide access container liner used to transport palletized goods and liquid products that are filled from above the container.

Thus, containers liners are suited for all types of industrial and shipping requirements and are often made by manufacturers as per required industry standards. All these factors are set to affect the global container liner market positively.

What Is the Impact Of COVID-19 Crisis On Container Liner Market?

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, most of the countries in the world implemented complete or partial lockdown to curb the spread of this deadly virus. In spite of total closure, manufacturing and transportation of essential commodities and materials were allowed by some government authorities.

The food & beverage sector had a boom, as the supply chain of agro-products and essential items were uninterrupted, due to that bulk cargo transport by food producers was also going on. This has contributed positively to the growth of global container liner market.

The pharmaceutical industry also witnessed growth in demand of pharmaceutical raw materials as demand of medicines and necessary equipment was exponentially rising due to outbreak of deadly virus. So, the transportation of pharmaceutical goods were increasing and positively impacted the global container liner market.

Country-wise Insights

Why is the U.S. Considered a Highly Lucrative Container Liner Market?

North America is currently most attractive market during forecasted period, according to Future Market Insights. According to the analysis, the U.S. is expected to hold more than 85% of market share in the North American region till 2031.

According to Section 416 of FOOD and Drug Administration (FDA) , the transporter or shipper has to ensure that food or food products are not transported under conditions that may render the food. These safety regulations are set to boost the market for bulk packaging solution like container liner in the U.S.

Furthermore, the U.S. remains one of the world's largest markets for pharmaceuticals, making it a major exporter of pharmaceutical drugs and chemicals across the world. The container liner as a most preferred choice for transporting bulk pharmaceutical cargo across the globe, gives global container liners a positive growth.

Why is Demand for Container Liner Increasing in the U.K.?

The container liner market in the U.K. is expected to grow at a 3.9% CAGR over the forecasted period. The building & construction sector will witness exponential growth at more than 5% for the upcoming decade, as a result of fast paced infrastructural developments in the country.

As per the analysis, the U.K. is a major market contributing to the growth of global container liner market for the upcoming decade. Also, presence of some of the leading players in the country, is creating lucrative opportunities for growth.

With the demand for bulk packaging solutions consistently rising across various industries, the U.K. will present a conducive environment for the growth of the market in the coming years.

Why is Innovation Key to Succeed in the German Container Liner Market?

Germany is one of the key producers in the pharmaceutical sector, it will hold a market share of almost 14% in the Europe container liner market by the year 2031.

Some of the leading pharmaceutical companies are developing innovative products and materials used in medicines and drugs, which are of high demand in all parts of the world.

For transportation of those pharmaceutical materials, container liners are used as a contamination proof bulk packaging solution.

How will Expansion of Chemical Industry Fuel Demand for Container Liners in India?

India will hold market share of more than 13% for the South Asia container liner market in the by the year 2031. The expansion of the chemical industry will present attractive prospects for container liner sales in India.

According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), under the Union Budget 2021-2022, the government of India allocated nearly US$ 32.2 Mn towards the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.

This will give tailwinds to chemical industry operations.  Due to large-scale manufacturing, the country has emerged as a major exporter of the chemicals to almost all parts of the world.

The rising exports of chemicals by India, means rise in demand for bulk protective packaging solutions such as container liners. Also, the domestic consumption and transportation of chemicals within India has risen, and all these factors directly impacts the growth of global container liner market.

Category-wise Insights

Is 20 Foot Container Liner Capacity Type Solving Logistical Problems Globally?

Shipping containers of 20 foot capacity will have more than 70% market share in the year 2021. They are most preferred for the transportation of all kinds of goods from one place to another. 20 foot container liners are globally accepted bulk packaging solution.

20 foot is standard and smallest size available for the container liners to keep the bulk cargo safe from moisture and corrosion during voyage, and acts as an equal package to entire cargo of the container.

Why the Demand for Container Liners Made of Recyclable Polyethylene and Polyvinyl Chloride Rising?

According to the material type, the Polyethylene material type will hold market share of more than 31% in 2021 and is expected to remain major sustainable material type for manufacturing container liners over the forecasted period. The usage of sustainable materials such as polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride to make bulk packaging solutions, which does not have any adverse effects on the nature, adds to the popularity of container liner.

The prices of the materials such as Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride and others are highest in Europe as compared to other regions in the world.

Metallized film by material is the most costly material globally. North America has second highest prices for the raw materials used in manufacturing the container liners. The Asia-Pacific except Japan market has lowest prices for the container liners, as most of the polymers used to make container liners can be easily procured there.

Japan as a developed market of container liners has third highest price of raw materials globally. In Latin American prices of polymers used in manufacturing of container liner are slightly less compared to Japan. The Middle Eastern & African region has second lowest prices of raw materials used to make container liners globally.

Which Are The Top-Selling Container Liner Types?

The end fill and wide access types of container liners will account for a market share of 38% and 28% respectively in the year 2021. Their demand is expected to rise due to increasing application in chemical, food & beverage, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors.

Long term logistical solutions faced by the end users to transport bulk cargo keeping it safe from harsh weather, corrosion and contaminations risks were solved by innovation of end fill and wide access container liners.

Who are the Leading End Users in the Container Liner Market?

The agriculture and food and beverage industry will hold market share of 17% and 27% respectively in the year 2021. These are the key end users exhibiting increasing export and transportation of finished goods. Expansion of these industries will therefore fuel the demand for packaging solutions to ship bulk cargo from one place to another. This will contributes to the growth of container liner market.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in container liner market are aiming at strategic collaborations and strategic partnerships with other manufacturers to expand their product portfolio.

  • In June 2019, Amcor Plc acquired the company named Bemis Company, Inc. the company is now wholly owned by the Amcor Plc and will be operating under their name only. The company added operational excellence to its capabilities and is looking to expand its global container liner business.
  • In July, 2020 an American industrial packaging solution provider named Grief, Inc. launched most innovative kind of container liner named “Grief Seal Guard”, which came as a solution to all the problems container liner end use industries faced for a long time.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, APEJ, MEA

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Material type, Capacity type, Product type, End Use end Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Greif, Inc.
  • Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial S.A.
  • LC Packaging International B.V.
  • Berry Global, Inc.
  • Ven Pack
  • United Bags Inc.
  • CDF Corporation
  • Emmbi, Inc.
  • Rishi FIBC Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nier Systems Inc.
  • Display Pack, Inc.
  • Composite Containers LLC.
  • Bulk Corp International
  • Bulk-Pack, Inc.
  • Ozerden Plastik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Container Liner Market by Category

By Material Type:

  • PP ( Polypropylene)
  • PVC ( Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • PE ( Polyethylene)
  • Metallized Film
  • Others (PS, etc.)

By Capacity Type:

  • 20 Foot
  • 30 Foot
  • 40 Foot

By Product Type:

  • End Fill
  • Open Top
  • Top Fill
  • Wide Access

By End Use:

  • Agriculture
  • Chemical
  • Building & Construction
  • Mining
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • MEA

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the current valuation of container liner market?

The container liner market is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 839 Mn by 2021.
The container liner market exhibited steady YoY growth of 4.2% in the last five years from 2016 to 2020.
Container liner market will register gradual rise in demand after a period of decelerating sales amid COVID-19 in 2020. As per FMI, the market will register a CAGR of 4.7% between 2021 and 2031.
Leading container liner manufacturers are making solutions available that will help industries to eliminate the risk of contamination and corrosion of bulk cargo. Also there is high focus on production of lightweight packaging solution.
Rising demand for lightweight and protective packaging solutions for bulk cargo will drive sales in the container liner market.
North America will remain the second-leading market for container liners, accounting for nearly 27% of sales globally.
The top five companies operating in the container liner market are Greif, Inc., Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial S.A., LC Packaging International B.V., Berry Global, Inc., and Display Pack, Inc. These companies covered nearly 19% to 22% of the overall market in 2020.
FMI has forecast the Europe container liner market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% between 2021 and 2031.
The U.S., Canada, China, Germany, and the U.K. are among leading markets for container liners, exhibiting consistently high demand.
As per FMI, the Japan container liner market is expected to rise at 3.3% CAGR between 2021 and 2031

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